From Arden Cho With Love (Well Maybe Not Love But At Least Some Good Stuff To Say To College Kids)

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Cho said she was partially drawn to acting because she was unhappy there was nobody she felt she could relate to in the media. Growing up, she said she felt ugly and alienated as an Asian because the only beauty standards she saw on television celebrated women who were white with blonde hair and blue eyes.

Speaking about the recent controversy of Scarlett Johansson being cast as the Japanese female lead in “Ghost in the Shell,” Cho said executives often don’t choose Asian-American actors because they are concerned about ratings.

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